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Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon, 60th Medical Group training manager from San Jose, Calif., poses for a photo with her Reebok Spartan Race medals outside David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 22. After a five month battle with cancer, Monteon completed three Spartan races. She plans on running her fourth Spartan race on Sept. 30 in Olympic Valley, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman) Staff sergeant shows resiliency in fight with cancer
“You have stage two unfavorable Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” Those were the words Staff Sgt. Teresa Monteon heard her doctor say on October 19, 2015. The weight of those words hit her hard and she cried. “I was scared,” said Monteon. “My whole world just shifted. I was so excited to come to Travis and work in the intensive care unit. It was a great chance for me to be a medic and I was looking forward to testing my skills and facing new challenges. When the doctor said that, I felt like my whole world was pulled from me.”
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2017
Senior Airman Brett Gyurnek, 437th Maintenance Squadron Non-Destructive Inspection technician, looks through a core reverser gear while performing a fluorescent penetrant test at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. July10, 2017. The NDI shop is able to test the largest and smallest pieces of an aircraft. Once a deficiency is found, it is relayed to the aircraft structural maintenance unit for repair. If a crew chief or a member of the aircrew identifies a potential issue, NDI Airmen perform diagnostic procedures to determine the extent of the damage. Inspection team catches a break
JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Fluorescent stains spatter the floor and surfaces throughout a room illuminated by a black light. A man in an opaque blue mask and a black apron hovers over a bath foaming with neon liquid. He reaches into the concoction, and pulls out an dripping metal gear for inspection. The Airmen of the 437th Maintenance Squadron
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2017
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